8 days
Reykjavik, Akureyri
Experience stunning fjords and breathtaking waterfalls, then travel to a red mountain where mud boils and steam flows out of the earth. Journey through the Dimmuborgir lava formations, which some believe are trolls exposed to the sun, then walk along the gap separating two tectonic plates. This adventurous trip is not for the faint-of-heart or weak-of-limb; it will keep you moving, climbing, and hiking—and constantly questioning how your surroundings can possibly be real.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Iceland

  • Day 2: Reykjavik

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit the Whales of Iceland Museum

    Take a walking tour of Reykjavík with your Tour Director

  • Day 3: Reykjavik • Akureyri

    Travel to via Grábrók Crater to Akureyri, a quaint seaside town in northern Iceland

    Enjoy a hike to the top of Grábrók Crater 

    Take a walking tour of Akureyri with your Tour Director

  • Day 4: Akureyri

    Take a full day excursion to the Lake Mývatn region

    • Visit Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls
    • Walk along Lake Mývatn 
    • Visit the Mývatn Nature Baths
    • Walk among boiling mud pots and natural hot springs at Nammafjall
    • Explore millennia-old lava formations at Dimmuborgir
  • Day 5: Akureyri

    Participate in a whale watching excursion

    Meet the fishermen of Ektafiskur Ehf and learn about their global trade

    Visit the Herring Museum and learn about the fishing industry

  • Day 6: Akureyri • Reykjavik

    Meet with a University of Akureyri Oceanographer to learn about Iceland’s biodiversity

    Travel via Gauksmyri Farm to Reykjavík

    • In Gauksmyri, learn about Iceland’s unique horses first-hand
  • Day 7: Reykjavik • Thingvellir

    Take a tour of Reykjavik

    Take an excursion to Þingvellir, where you’ll visit:

    • Gullfoss Waterfall
    • Stokkur Geysir
    • A greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy
  • Day 8: Reykjavik • Depart for home

    See Iceland’s presidential residence, Bessastadir.

    Visit the flowing hot springs at Krýsuvík.

    Relax in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.

    Board your flight for home

    Visit the Blue Lagoon

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Iceland

  • Day 2: Reykjavik

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit the Whales of Iceland Museum

    Take a walking tour of Reykjavík with your Tour Director

  • Day 3: Reykjavik • Akureyri

    Travel to via Grábrók Crater to Akureyri, a quaint seaside town in northern Iceland

    Enjoy a hike to the top of Grábrók Crater 

    Take a walking tour of Akureyri with your Tour Director

  • Day 4: Akureyri

    Take a full day excursion to the Lake Mývatn region

    • Visit Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls
    • Walk along Lake Mývatn 
    • Visit the Mývatn Nature Baths
    • Walk among boiling mud pots and natural hot springs at Nammafjall
    • Explore millennia-old lava formations at Dimmuborgir
  • Day 5: Akureyri

    Participate in a whale watching excursion

    Meet the fishermen of Ektafiskur Ehf and learn about their global trade

    Visit the Herring Museum and learn about the fishing industry

  • Day 6: Akureyri • Reykjavik

    Meet with a University of Akureyri Oceanographer to learn about Iceland’s biodiversity

    Travel via Gauksmyri Farm to Reykjavík

    • In Gauksmyri, learn about Iceland’s unique horses first-hand
  • Day 7: Reykjavik • Thingvellir

    Take a tour of Reykjavik

    Take an excursion to Þingvellir, where you’ll visit:

    • Gullfoss Waterfall
    • Stokkur Geysir
    • A greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy
  • Day 8: Reykjavik • Depart for home

    See Iceland’s presidential residence, Bessastadir.

    Visit the flowing hot springs at Krýsuvík.

    Relax in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.

    Board your flight for home

    Visit the Blue Lagoon

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily; 2 lunches included

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director; 2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides

  • Entrances

    Whale museum; Horse Show and Stable visit; Whale watching; Blue Lagoon; Thingveiler National Park

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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